End of an Era – Larry Stogsdill
Two time Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence “Larry” Stogsdill known for his excellent career in sports journalism for 30 years is set to retire later this week.
Many were left wondering who or what helped inspire him to become a magnificent journalist “ What inspired me the most was my mother from when I was a young boy my life never came easy it was a struggle at times and my mom showed me that when things get tough you need to keep going and never give up on what you want to do in life even if it may take longer than you had hoped and all my life I’ve always loved sports and decided that I wanted to work in the sports world.”
Often times while working he would be very busy not allowing him to spend time with his wife and three kids, long hours of writing and traveling a lot in order to be at a game and write about it. One of the reasons he decided its time to retire was his family “ After 30 years of doing this job its been difficult having family time and there’s been many events I’ve had to miss and I don’t want to miss any more of them.”
During his tenure he would serve as a sports analyst for ESPN and would often write articles and occasionally do reports live on camera typically during a big event or a breaking news situation. His primary sport that he covered was Football (Soccer) and he had covered Bayern Munich apart of the German Bundesliga as well as the German National Team.
Now that he is retired he says what he plans to do is spend time with his family and travel the world and just enjoy the rest of his life and of course do what he loves and watch sports.